October Newsletter

15% off Skin Tightening Treatments
DVD RF | Microneeding | Thermage | Pelleve
*Terms and conditions apply. Valid until 10/31/2020. Click here for details.

FREE Microlaser Peel
with a series of 3 DVD RF treatment
*Terms and conditions may apply. Must purchase series of 3 DVD RF treatments, but be done in the same appointment. Valid until 10/31/2020.


15% off Pigmentation Therapies
and 20% off exfoliating products and Alastin nectar
Fractional CO2 | IPL | Microlaser Peel | TCA Peel | Chemical Peel
*Terms and conditions apply. Valid until 10/31/2020 or while supplies last, 20% off with a purchased treatment. Click here for details.

$300 CoolSculpting Gift Card for $150
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Get Your Fall Glow

Combine two synergistic treatments, DVD RF and Microlaser Peel for the ultimate glow! Improve skin tone and texture, while stimulating collagen for skin tightening results.

What is DVD RF?

The Dynamic Variable Depth Radio Frequency (DVD RF) procedure is a non-surgical radio frequency treatment designed to improve skin laxity by stimulating the healing response in the body to build collagen and elastin to tighten your skin. Since the device essentially combines microneedling with radio frequency treatment, you will see improvement with skin texture as well as firmness. DVD RF can also be combined with our Microlaser Peel for enhanced results.

This minimal downtime procedure is designed to treat various skin conditions to improve the skin’s texture and leave the skin feeling firmer and tighter. It improves skin tone and brings other textural benefits, such as reductions in: fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, photo damage, and light scarring from acne. Most patients see improvement after just one treatment, but additional benefits will be seen after multiple sessions or in combination with a Microlaser Peel.

What is Microlaser Peel?
Our microlaser peel is an erbium laser resurfacing treatment used to improve the overall health of your skin. This treatment alone works to improve sun damage, pigmentation, blemishes and much more. Since this treatment removes a surface layer of the skin it can stimulate collages production and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a rejuvenated appearance.

MicroLaser Peel skin resurfacing is another safe and effective option if you are looking to improve the look, feel, and health of the skin on the face, neck, and chest with amazing results with just ONE treatment! Choose to combine this treatment with DVD RF (Dynamic Variable Depth RF) for the ultimate results, healthy, youthful, glowing skin!

Why Should I Combine DVD RF and Microlaser Peel?
While each treatment provides great results alone, combining these two treatments can only offer even better results! DVD RF is focused on skin tightening, while Microlaser Peel is focused on skin tone and texture. Though both treatments offer benefits for skin tightening and skin tone and texture improvements, each one emphasizes results in one aspect over the other, this where combining the two provides AMAZING results, and picks up to improve results where one leave off. If you are looking to improve both skin tone and texture, adding both treatment to your treatment plan will be the best option for the ultimate results.

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Fall Favorites

As we switch from the summer season of sunny warm months, to the cooler months of fall it is a perfect time to reevaluate your skin care routine to ensure glowing skin year round! Many of us experience changes in our skin as the seasons change, from dry skin to pigmentation, and more.

During the transition of seasons you may find your skin getting more dry, or begin noticing sun spots more visibly than before. If the days are more gloomy you may think sunscreen isn't as necessary. Maintaining a healthy skin care routine for your skin type is the most important. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts we offer custom facials with our estheticians where you have a one-on-one discussion of your skin type and skin concerns that can be addressed during the facial, and depending on your concerns a consultation with our medical provider may be another option if you would like greater results than a facial can achieve, such as removing pigmentation for good. If you are interested in learning how your at-home skin care routine should be adjusted as the seasons change, this can be discussed with your esthetician during your facial or with a one-on-one skin care consultation.

So, what are some of FAC's Fall Favorite treatments and products that are most popular? Continue below as we discuss our staff and patient favorites.


Fractional CO2 lasers work by targeting the areas of skin that need help without harming healthy areas of skin. A Fractional CO2 laser “scatters” the energy in the light beam so that the energy still reaches deep into the skin but is spread out more evenly. This kind of resurfacing produces more dramatic results than previously possible, and it can be safely used on the face, neck and chest.

Fractional CO2 laser treatments typically require only a topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort and pain. Some patients do experience a feeling akin to mild sunburn for a few hours to a few days, but that is the primary extent of discomfort.

Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing at Facial Aesthetic Concepts is a safe and effective option for people who are looking to reduce certain skin problems and improve the look, feel, and health of the skin on the face, neck, and chest.

IPL/Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light therapy, or IPL, is not a laser, but rather a series of gentle pulses of intense light applied to specific treatment areas. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we most frequently use IPL to reduce excess pigmentation, but it can also be used to treat small, unsightly veins. Without damaging the skin, the light from an IPL device penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels and areas of unwanted pigmentation. The heat from the light then impairs the vessel or pigment cluster, and the body begins its natural healing process.

Chemical peels can be performed for people who have sun damaged skin, aging, brown spots, deep lines and wrinkles, acne, and other skin concerns. If you are looking to refresh your skin’s appearance, a chemical peel can be a good option for you.

Here at Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we formulate our own custom peel solutions designed to treat the specific skin concerns we see in Southern California. Chemical peels are affordable treatments that enhance the quality of your skin with only minutes taken away from your daily routine. The combination of ingredients in our chemical peels are unique to Facial Aesthetic Concepts and were created to enhance the results of facials and other treatments for face and skin.

I would have to say chemical peels, TCA peels are a fall favorite treatment. As days become shorter & cooler (hopefully) one of the best ways to treat dark spots & texture is to resurface the skin with a chemical exfoliant. Its great for not just your face but chest, arms & hands. It can be paired with lasers like IPL or other mechanical exfoliants like microdermabrasion or dermaplaning.
-Mary, Medical Esthetician

Alumier Bright & Clear Toner

Dye free - Paraben free- Sulfate free -Phthalate free- Animal cruelty free -Artificial fragrance free- Chemical sunscreen filter free

A refreshing skin conditioning solution that refines skin complexion. Lactic acid and caviar lime gently exfoliate cellular debris to brighten and improve skin texture. Kakadu plum extract offers a boost of vitamin C and arnica with soothing properties, contributes to the look of healthy skin all while this expertly crafted formula works!

My fall favorite is the Alumier Bright & Clear, it’s exfoliation and brightening ingredients are mild enough for daily use, but still very effective.
-Nikki, Managing Medical Esthetician

TNS Advance Serum+

The next generation of Age-Defying Skin! This serum builds upon the legendary results of its predecessor for powerful anti-aging. Every piece of the TNS Essential serum, from the peptides to the growth factors has been rethought and amplified. Because of this, it’s even better at softening wrinkles, diminishing dark spots and addressing other signs of aging.

Formulated with TNS®-MR, the next-generation growth factor blend, this serum acts on multiple levels of the skin to achieve the best results. Additionally, RenessanSCe (RSC) Advanced, a highly active blend of botanicals, peptides and marine extracts, supports skin renewal for plumper, more youthful skin, delivering results in as little as two weeks.

My fall favorite will have to be the New TNS Advanced. Being a new mom my free time is limited. Adding this multi-tasking power product, combining top shelf growth factors with important antioxidants & peptides, to my regimen has been a game changer. I’ve been able to pair down my day/night time routine to make it quick but incredibly effective.
- Mary, Medical Esthetician


Antioxidant replenishing serum restores skin’s biodentical glycolipids and vitamins E and F. Contains strongest antioxidant, Lipochroman® to help correct and protect skin from environmental aging. Provides instant glow and smoother, plumper skin. 

My fall favorite is Vita Soothe! With the weather cooling down, our skin tends to become drier due to the lack of moisture in the air. This causes the skin to feel dry and tight. Vita Soothe uses essential fatty lipids, Vitamin E and F to provide a moisturizing, breathable barrier for the skin, alleviating dry skin.
-Erin, Medical Esthetician


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 Ease anxiety and discomfort with Pro-Nox

Add Pro-Nox to your next filler treatment to help ease anxiety and discomfort during your treatment.

What is Pro-Nox?

Pro-Nox is a "laughing gas" fixed with 50% nitrous and 50% oxygen pain management system to reduce anxiety and discomfort with short duration of effect perfect for in office treatments. It is self-administered by the patient through inhalation. You will be under the supervision of medically trained staff.  Pro-Nox is great because it is generally metabolized and “out of your system” (you are back to normal) within minutes from when you stop, and therefore you are able to regain complete mental and physical function quickly and drive home.

Benefits of Pro-Nox:

  • Safe and effective - used for decades 
  • Patient-administered - empowers you to respond to your pain & anxiety when you need it
  • Quick onset - takes effect in seconds
  • Short duration of effect - clears from body within minutes
  • Drive to and from your treatment

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Bryan Brandon,M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon

About Dr. Bryan Brandon

Dr. Bryan Brandon was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Northern California graduating valedictorian of his high school class.

During his final year of surgical training, Dr. Brandon was honored with the Harold C. Pillsbury leadership award, for recognition as the most outstanding chief resident.

Dr. Brandon has extensive experience in the full breadth of facial plastic surgery including facelift, rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, minimally invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. His artistic eye provides his patients a natural, balanced and refreshed appearance.

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A Message from Dr. Gangnes


Make the experience great, the outcome remarkable and the expectation surpassed - Richard Gangnes M.D.


Dr. Gangnes specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery and has over 30 years experience in this dynamic, evolving area of medical art and science.  He is currently clinical professor at the University of California Irvine and is actively involved in the training of residents and fellows the art and science of facial plastic surgery.